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General News    H3'ed 10/26/16

DoD Sec. Ash Carter Orders Pentagon to Stop Reclaiming Reenlistment Bonuses

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the Pentagon on Wednesday to stop clawing-back the bonuses that thousands of soldiers got for reenlisting to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was glad 'the Pentagon came to its senses.' The Los Angeles Times broke the story over the weekend, stoking nationwide outrage. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, also called for the officials who mismanaged the program to be 'held accountable.'

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